100 lb. Club - Accountability, menu, excersise, chat, plan...week of April 12

04-12-2010, 06:59 AM
Want a place to put your menu, plans, exercise, support - this is it! Feel free to join in.

04-12-2010, 07:02 AM
Yesterday was a healthy day...I am grateful and always happy to be willing to keep trying.

Today I have dental work...ugh.

Have a great day everyone.

04-12-2010, 08:05 AM
bev- hope your dentist trip goes smoothly.

I have had a POP week. I cant wait to post another week and hopefully another weight loss.
food today- breakfast 3 eggs 1 yoke, pear
lunch- peanut butter on a thin bun
dinner- grilled chicken salad
snacks of fruit and cheese to fill in calories

04-12-2010, 08:30 AM
Good Morning!

Beverlyjoy--Good luck at the dentist!

dgramie--YEA!!! Congrats!!!

I have my biometric testing this am. Then a LOT of work to do. But it's ok. Then the gym.

Have a great day everyone!

04-12-2010, 09:45 AM
I need to come back here tonight and report what I ate. It's time for me to get down to business.

04-12-2010, 11:09 AM
Hi again!

Welcome pinkprincess!

Alrighty, so the biometric testing....yep, an eye opener. My weight and BP, I already knew. What I did NOT know is that my cholesterol is a little elevated and my Triglycerides are very elevated. I have an appt next month w/ my GP so I am taking all of this info w/ me. I keep "talking the talk" now it's time to "walk the walk"...My dad died too young of a heart attack and had an enlarged heart. I am 39. I can make some very positive changes in my life right now. I am SO excited that my employer is doing so many things to help our employees be healthier. (I am actually on the committee to help w/ all of this...very exciting!)

I have also made a very brave decision. Well, brave for me. I am going to share ALL my #'s w/ hubby. Even my weight, BMI, and % body fat. I have been too embarassed to tell him the number until now. But you know what, he loves ME. He loved ME at my highest weight. He wants me to be happy and healthy. I want to be happy and healthy. He came home yesterday all excited because he chose to have a snack of whole grain chips instead of the m&m's that he really wanted. I have helped him start to eat healthier, now it's time to kick my booty back into gear.

I can't wait to fit into my "little black dress" the one hanging at the end of the closet. It's not my "goal" size, but it's a couple of sizes smaller...I told dh that as soon as it fits, he and are having a hot date on the town! He can't wait!!!!!

04-12-2010, 01:40 PM
Hi everyone. Pretty good weekend for me. I didn't exercise like I should have, but it wasn't too bad off plan. So darn busy this weekend!! But, spring was definitely in the air and it was wonderful! I lost a pound. That's ok, as long as I go down, I'll be happy. I had too many times last month of little increases, so I'll take my pound and run with it!!

Beverly: Ugh. Dental work. So sorry to hear that!!

dgramie: Congrats on the POP week! I need to strive for that!

pinkprincess: We'll be waiting to hear back from you!!

MJ: Good for you for taking charge of those numbers. I think sometimes it is good to share with others, especially a hubby, so that you can feel even more accountable!

Have a great week everyone!

04-12-2010, 04:56 PM
This weekend went by pretty well I think (though it could have been better... it could always be better).

On Saturday, I neglected to eat breakfast, and went out to the farmers market with a friend. We walked around for a bit and eventually went to a German resturant down the street and split a meal of chicken weiner schnitzel (sp?) with red cabbage, potato pancakes and spatlze (sp?) with rahm sauce, and then split a light dessert. Ok, not the best maybe, but we split it in half so it wouldn't be as bad. My crowning achievement for the meal was the fact that I ate very slowly, as I had not seen this friend in ages and we had lots to talk about! Then we went back to the farmers market and tried some different dips one vendor had, and sampled some cheese, and bought some kettle corn. I took the kettle corn home and didn't eat any there. Then, for dinner I made some (baked) eggplant parmigiana with pasta made from vegetable puree, and sauteed green beans (in olive oil, onion and garlic), and some choc. chip banana cookies that turned out more like muffins (less butter, less sugar than regular cookies, added oatmeal for fiber!). Overall it was a fairly healthy meal but I did over-indulge a smidge.

On Sunday, I must have still been full from Saturday and didn't eat breakfast (again), at some fried fish for lunch at a seafood place with broccoli salad and fresh veggies. I did sneak a few onion rings and french fries from friends but not many. Anyway, after that meal I was not feeling very good. The particular restaurant we went to uses fresh oil and is generally a good place to eat but I just don't eat fried food very often so it did not rest well with me. It was absolutely delicious, but if I go there again I will definitely get it blackened instead and stay away from onion rings and fries. I was not hungry later, and ate some of the kettle corn for a light snack.

SO yes, not perfect, but there were some redeeming qualities -- like I didn't eat dinner even when I wasn't hungry, just because I'm used to 3 square meals a day. And I ate very slowly on Saturday afternoon. Had I not overate on Saturday evening, it was a very healthy meal. etc.

FYI, I usually have breakfast every day. So it was quite unusual for me to go 2 days without.

As for exercise, I haven't got on the Wii fit since Friday, but I was out and about, walking around at the farmers market and then went to the fair on Sunday. I sunburn to prove it! I plan on working on the wii fit when I get home from work, and just finished logging in my food for today:

B: tortilla with natural pb & honey approx 330cals
L: chicken w/ mixed vegetables in a light oyster sauce on jasmine rice approx 500cals

As for dinner, I am thinking about making little pizzas with veggies & chicken sausage and a large salad (romaine lettuce, mango ginger stilton cheese, pecans, sliced strawberries, golden raisins & honey mustard dressing). I should have plenty of calories for a little banana muffin cookie thing too.

I can do this!!!

04-13-2010, 06:46 AM
Hi chickies!

Yesterday was a healthy day :):) - my plan changed a bit during the day in response to my dental work, but, I stayed in my calorie range.

I got on the scale this morning and I am down 2 pounds since last week when I weighted. :carrot: YAY!! I drank lots of water and did my stretches and strengthening.

Today I am having lunch with a friend. She is coming over - we are having salads from Wendy's. My city is a test market for Wendy's and one of their new salads has chicken, apples, a few peacons, sprinkle of gorganzola cheese etc - with a pomegrannet dressing. It's good - you can get all these new salads in small and large sizes.

mj - yes sometimes those lab numbers can be very eye opening indeed. I am glad you've been able to get to the gym lately!! You CAN do this!

rakel - glad you are having better days! Don't forget to eat breakfast.

slash - down one pound is awsome!! - remember that's equal to four sticks of butter!

pinkprincess - welcome - hope you had a great day.

dgramie - what's a POP week??

Have a great day....be kind to yourself in every way.

04-13-2010, 10:43 AM
Good Morning everyone! I had a great workout last night. Tonight I am going to the outlet mall w/ a friend. When I get home I will be taking the dogs for a looooong walk. Can't wait!

Diane--Sounds like a good weekend to me! I agree. It was almost 'freeing' to share the info w/ hubby...idk, it just felt good.

rakel--So glad you are back! YES, you can do this!!!

Beverlyjoy--YEA! Congrats on 2lbs down!!!

So sharing my info w/ hubby was awesome. He is SO totally supportive. At his next checkup he wants to have his dr write all his #'s down so he can show me. I told him that I want to make a copy and post on the refrig, just as a reminder to myself. Ya know...when I'm going for that snack....We are also making plans to go for a walk/hike on Saturday. He is going to bring his camera. That will be fun.

Have a great day everyone!

04-13-2010, 10:51 AM
Hi all! So I did not get to my exercise yesterday. I am still finding it very difficult to get everything done that I need to, but I will not give up! Yesterday I bought some of those Zone Perfect "indulgence" bars and ate one as a snack. BTW, don't bother. They aren't that tasty or filling for the 190 calories they have in them. For dinner, I ended up making BBQ chicken pizza. I was going to make one like that and one with veggies and chicken sausage, but the pizza dough I bought only ended up being enough for 1. I did make my salad though, and had some kettle corn instead of the banana muffin cookie.

B: ensure & luna bar
S: zoneperfect indulgence square
L: leftover pizza & salad
S: carrots & ranch dressing
D: salmon, brown rice & steamed asparagus
S: not sure yet

Tonight I have some freelance work I need to wrap up, and my exercise!

04-13-2010, 11:25 AM
Just wanted to say "hi" and give everyone a :carrot: for checking in!

I'll do my own check in at the end of the day -- have errands to run and things to do. Tea break is over!


04-13-2010, 02:34 PM
mj -- thanks for the welcome :) It's nice to you've been missed!

04-13-2010, 05:01 PM
Hi all. Not a great on plan day for food. I don't have very many calories left for the day, but I'll survive. I went to spin class, so that's a big plus!

Other than that, I'm busy at work, so I need to make this quick.

04-13-2010, 07:48 PM
Still on a mission to squeeze myself into more conversations around here. Over the last year and a half I've visited this site religiously, and I quite enjoy these types of treads. :)

Still trudging (hopefully) downwards to onderland. I've a little over 9 pounds to go. Never thought I'd ever be this close, especially with a start weight of 321 pounds!

Anyway, my day has been going well. Completely digging this laid-off-time, and turned into "exersize time". On the treadmill three different times a day for fourty-five minutes each. Bit of running and jogging, inclines, brisk walks, etc. Wishing the weather would smarten' up so I could take my dog (Aspen) for a nice long walk in the forests around here. Alas, snow has put a damper on that fun. :(

9:00 AM: Oatmeal Parfait (mixed with eggwhites, blueberries)
12:30PM: Peanut Butter and Banana flax oatmeal.
4:10PM: Homemade pork / chickpea soup and simple tossed green salad

At 7:00PM I'll have my last meal for the day. It'll be a broccoli chicken quesadilla. I'll dip it into 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt which will be mixed with 1 teaspoon of chili paste. I'll finish it off with a nice green salad and an apple for dessert. Then at 8:30PM I'll take off on the treadmill for one last session.

That's been my weekly exersise / meal plan. :) Completely enjoying the food choices. 1600 calories at the end of the day. I never feel hungry, always satisfied!

04-13-2010, 09:30 PM
To append to my previous post:
My brother invited me for a nice bike ride (in the cold snow / raid. Ick) 30 minutes of extra workout. Yum!

04-14-2010, 02:21 AM
hey chicks!

I've been at the beach for the past week, so I haven't been around.

I was awful... I started to try to be careful, but lost it the third day there. I ate fried calamari, fried green tomatoes and had a fried oyster po boy... dirty martinis and yuengling... all of my sides were veggies, though... mostly green beans and broccoli

but I know I burnt off a ton of calories swimming and walking everywhere all day... and my scale says that my weight is down... but that really doesn't matter, what matters is what the scale at the Center says on Thursday morning.

We will see. I was 100% on plan today and it's good to be back on track.

04-14-2010, 07:41 AM
HI chickies...yesterday was a healthy day - always grateful for that. My dental work from Monday made my jaw joint hurt alot - I switched to softer foods by supper time. I did my exercises and drank LOTS of water.

Today is a paperwork day in my office.

lots of water
plan and log food
no seconds, fork down between bites, eat seated only
slow mindful eating'
feel fullness
stretches and strengthening

Have a great day...treat yourself as well as you'd treat a good friend.

04-14-2010, 08:19 AM
Hi Friends. I'm still here...just sick. At first I thought it was allergies, but it has turned out to be more. So, I'm not working out now and I don't have much of an appetite.

MJ - Hubby and I just had our biometric testing a couple of weeks ago. The years of eating unhealthy and being overweight are starting to catch up with us. My total cholesterol was 213 and my sugar is borderline. My LDL is high and my HDL is low. Hubby's total cholesterol was 235 and his triglycerides were high. He has to go back in 6 weeks for more testing for diabetes. Needless to say, we have had our eyes opened! I can't wait until I feel well enough to get on the treadmill.

Beverly - Hope you mouth feels better soon.

Hi to everyone else. Have a great on-plan day.

04-14-2010, 01:16 PM
Hi everyone! I am happy to report that I am down 2 lbs this week!!!! YIPPEE!!! Still not quite at ticker weight, but VERY close....if not by next week, I'll change it.

Hokie--A week at the beach..sounds excellent!

Beverlyjoy--Hope your mouth is less sore!

Rhonda--Hope you feel better! Allergies are super icky this year, aren't they? No wonder you thought that was it. My total cholesterol was 235 also. I was surprised...it has always been really good. My bloodsugar was excellent, so that's something....

Tonight I have a hair appt. Color and cut, well, trim. I am still loving the cut I have. Not sure what I will do w/ the color. It's spring, time for something fun. My stylist LOVES to play w/ color (and he's good at it, so no worries....I let him do his thing), so it will probably some concoction of red/chocolate brown.

Hubby and I actually have a whole weekend off together! Well, he has plans sunday, which is fine, but we have Saturday together!!!! I'm so very excited! Hmmm, maybe a date night!

Have a great day everyone!

04-14-2010, 10:54 PM
Rhonda- sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I can relate. A few weeks back I went from just having allergies to being downright sick. Not feeling well, loss of appetite (I even threw up a meal because I was eating what I would have normally and it was too much), plus I had to miss work. I spent the whole day in bed. NOT FUN!

Today I went for a walk with hubby around the neighborhood -- got in about 4,500 steps, so that was good! My arms and legs were burning like crazy. I also got about 10 hours of sleep last night, so that added a little more bounce in my step today. I desperately needed it... I have been working myself to death!

Anyway, just got off the scale, and I'm down about 1.5lbs since last week. :carrot: A step in the right direction, indeed.

I had too much sugar today, but otherwise was good. I really need to watch that sugar... it adds up really quickly.

B: ensure & luna bar (a LOT of sugar in this. I am going to need to ween off of these)
L: salmon, asparagus and brown rice leftovers
S: 3 pieces of dove chocolate
D: cheese tortellini, pasta sauce, and a salad
S: debating. I may have a small glass of lifeway kiefer cultured milk and an orange.

04-15-2010, 07:41 AM
Hi chicks...yesterday was a healthy day...always grateful for that! Today I am off to a childcare center to do two programs. It's springtime and I am loving it.

today -
lots of water
stretches and strengthening exercises
plan food and write down food eaten
no seconds, fork down between bites,
slow mindful eating
taste the food
try and feel some fullness (very hard for me)
calorie range - 1200 - 1600

I have to run. Have a great day. Treat yourself as well as you'd treat a good friend.

04-15-2010, 04:00 PM
Hi everyone! What a whirl-wind of a day! Oh my goodness.....Luckily, the manager I work with is awesome! We have just been splitting things up and going with it today. We balance each other really well.

My knee is SO sore tonight, so I am not going to take a chance going to zumba. Too much stress on the old knee when it is already sore. I will take care of it and hopefully make it there next week!

Food choices have been excellent! I am so proud of myself. I have been super busy at work, not getting quite as much sleep as I would like, BUT I have been drinking lots of water and eating well. In fact, it's time for my fruit snack before I go to the grocery store! Don't want to go there hungry, that's for sure!!!!!

04-15-2010, 04:31 PM
Just a moment to pop in to say hi.

...MJ -down two pounds. Yay..I am doing a happy dance for you friend!

04-15-2010, 08:28 PM
I hope all of you ladies are having a terrific, on-plan day today! I don't know about where you all are, but the weather here is phenomenal! After dinner I'm going to go for a walk around the neighborhood with DH.

B: ensure & zone perfect bar
S: banana muffin/cookie
L: salad & tortellini in homemade pasta sauce
S: ff cream cheese dip & pretzels
D: turkey stuffed bell peppers covered in pasta sauce, lightly sprinkled in part skim mozz. cheese & fresh herbs - yum!

I still have about 400 cals left, so I'll probably have a snack later too.

04-16-2010, 07:07 AM
Hi chicks - yesterday was a healthy day - always grateful for that! I didn't get any exercises in..but, doing two programs is alot of movement - so I am counting that! I had approx. 1400 and lots of water.

Today I am making Russian Cabbage Soup for the soup lunch fundraiser for our literacy project and lots of paper work to do.

I hope you all have a GREAT day.

04-16-2010, 07:51 AM
MJ- awesome weight loss!!
bev-sounds like you have had a great few days.
rakel- your menu sounded good...
rhonda- I hate spring allergies. Im fighting them as well. I noticed yesterday I cleaned off the patio table and within an hour it was greenish yellow with pollen. No wonder everyone is sick!!

Things are going good here. Im happy to report only 2 days off track all month so far...woohoo
Hubby is a diabetic and pretty much been eating as he pleases for the past 6 months. His numbers are slowly creeping back up. TIme to get him back on track...its hard because he only likes carbs when it comes to veggies.

04-16-2010, 10:35 AM
Hi everyone. Nice weather here, too. It's been busy at work, so I don't have a lot of time. Things are going fine. I took off from the gym today but only because the last 3 days have been really big workouts. I thought I'd give my legs a rest.

Have a good weekend everyone.

04-17-2010, 07:20 AM
Hi chicks....yesterday I stayed in my calorie range...always am happy and grateful for a good food day.

Today is our fundraiser for our literacy outreach program. It's a soup, bread & dessert lunch, storytelling concert, and silent auction. I am excited. We will use money to buy new books to give to the children participating. My friend's church will match all of our money 33 cents on the dollar for even more money. It's wonderful. I am planning to have one bowl of soup - something that is the healthiest, one piece of bread, one cookie. I am allowing an extra 200 calories today, if I need it.

I hope everyone has a great day.

04-17-2010, 09:47 PM

thanks, I'm a work in progress, but I love cooking so I am always trying to find a way to make food healthier (lower calories, more veggies, baked or sauteed rather than fried, etc).

I hope you are all having a super weekend! Today has been somewhat of a "lazy" day -- DH and I went over to the farmers market today and then had lunch at a sandwich shop. We did some shopping for our nieces' birthday party tomorrow. On the way home however my right shoulder just started KILLING me... just what I need right? So we got home and just lounged in bed for awhile which was nice. Lately we've been sooo busy every day of the week.

Foodwise, I haven't been counting, which I need to do right now.. but I think I'm within my range. I skipped all of the free samples at the market today - no dips or cheese!

04-18-2010, 07:38 AM
Hi chicks...the fundraiser went great yesterday, I ate healthfuly and did the 'sitting down' stuff (because of my foot). DH ordered himself pizza last night - at first I thought I'd 'die' not eating any - but, I pushed through and thoroughly enjoy my lc mac and cheese.

Today my mom is coming to dinner. I have to rest my pieces and parts because of my busy, busy day yesterday.

I hope everyone has a great day.

04-18-2010, 08:46 AM
Hi everyone! It was SO nice to have hubby home on a Saturday for a change. He ran errands w/ me, helped clean (started some spring cleaning), and were busy most of the day. When we finally sat down, he was like "wow, I'm tired..." hehehehehe, now he knows what I do on a Saturday while he is at work! LOL!!!!

Beverlyjoy--We are having a similiar day today....a rest day. My knee is a little sore from all of the running around yesterday, so chilling w the dogs today.

For dinner we are having turkey burgers w/ feta and spinach. i can't wait to try them! they are pre-formed, I found them at our grocery store the other night. They are a little expensive, but if I like them, we'll find a recipe and make our own. Some roasted veggies and salad will round out dinner.

Have a great OP day everyone!

04-18-2010, 11:35 AM
Hello ladies, remember me? I am so happy to see so many of the same faces here, still fighting the good fight. I haven't been around 3fc much in so long, and I've missed you. The last year has been challenging, particularly the last 6 mos. The winter seemed so long and DH has been at sea since January. Everyone left the team I supported at work and I can't seem to develop a good relationship with the new folks. Really, I can't stand them. And I've had some health issues the last couple of months that have made exercising very difficult. As a result of all this, plus lots of bad decisions, I've gained back 30 of the 70 lbs I'd lost. I only know this because the doctor insisted on weighing me last week. I haven't been near a scale in months because I didn't want to know. I still can't quite put down that number but let's just say I've knocked myself back out of onederland. So, I've been embarrassed to come around much. But there, I've admitted it! I've tried to get back on plan myself, but I really think the 3fc support is what I've missed.

Well, I didn't come just to whine, I am planning my fresh start tomorrow. Spring seems like the perfect time. Yesterday, we took my grandmother out to lunch for her 95th birthday celebration. I realized if I want to be around to go out to lunch on my 95th birthday, I'd better start taking care of myself again. Today, I will eat sanely, and tomorrow I'll be completely back on plan. I've got my menus planned, and I'll do some cooking today, and make sure there are easy-to-grab on-plan foods in the fridge. I plan to check in every day, if you'll have me. I'm so glad to see BJ, MJ, rakel, Diane, Rhonda, and I can't wait to catch up with you all and get to know the folks I haven't "met" yet.

Today's menu:
B: scrambled eggs & salsa, tomato juice
L: refried bean soup, milk
S: diet, soda or hot tea
D: taco bake
S: skim cocoa w/ splenda

04-18-2010, 10:22 PM
Wow. This weekend was exhausting... some personal issues popped up in my family, and I wound up talking to my mom until 3am last night, and then talking to my husband until who knows when, probably around 5am. Got up at 10:00am to get to church, and then drove 1.5hrs to my nieces birthday party, drove back, went to church, and now here I am. Needless to say I am exhausted and will probably go to bed soon.

As for eating, I had a small slice of cake and small scoop of ice cream, and didn't finish it. But it's bad because I have decided that I'm going just going to eliminate that sort of thing for my diet for now. It's not helping me and it ends up making me feel like I'm not really giving this my 100%. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers because this is definitely something I am struggling with. I'm moving on from the thought that as long as I can fit it in my calories... I want to eat food that is worth the calories, not try and fit junk within my calorie range. Other than that, I had some crackers and cheese as a snack before we ate at around 3pm (those late lunches kill me!). Dinner was salad, a small portion of angel hair pasta and tomato sauce, and a reasonable fist-sized portion of chicken with Marsala sauce, and 2 slices of bread. Often I eat fast, and in turn it makes me feel sick after I eat. Today I ate slowly and felt fine. I was not stuffed, but I wasn't hungry afterward. I'm probably not going to eat anything else today, maybe some raw veggies.

I also noticed today that some of my clothes are feeling looser than when I first purchased them not too long ago. My shirt doesn't cling to my midsection as much, and I just purchased it in March. My pants kept falling down a bit, and when I grabbed the extra fabric as I was standing it was a couple inches. I was surprised because I wore them not even 2 weeks ago and they were tighter... I didn't think I had lost that much weight already since I started, but I guess it is moving! :)

My mom has lost almost 75lbs. She started at the beginning of August. She's going for 100lbs in a year. I'm so proud of her... and talking with her really helps me because I know she struggles with the same things as me... she has inspired me to just get rid of the sweets. Because as much as I would like to think that I can keep it in check, I know that I am never satisfied with it. The fact that she has been able to give them up and not even have a taste for them anymore has encouraged me. Now I just need the strength to resist them. It may not happen overnight but I will keep trying. I don't want to play with fire anymore. I know that sugar is one of my biggest problems when it comes to eating.

OK, so now that I've written a novel, I'm signing off!! :)